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Advanced Nuclear Fuel Cycles and Radioactive Waste Management

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This study analyses a range of advanced nuclear fuel cycle options from the perspective of their effect on radioactive waste management policies. It presents various fuel cycle options which illustrate differences between alternative technologies, but does not purport to cover all foreseeable future fuel cycles. The analysis extends the work carried out in previous studies, assesses the fuel cycles as a whole, including all radioactive waste generated at each step of the cycles, and covers high-level waste repository performance for the different fuel cycles considered.

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Waste Management and Disposal

Nuclear Energy Agency

The different waste types described in Chapter 3 will require long-term management in a final repository. Different types of repositories are considered for the disposal of low- and intermediatelevel waste and of high-level waste.

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